Office: RAB 203B
Office Hours: by Appointment
Carla Cevasco’s research examines food, medicine, and material culture in colonial North America. She is particularly interested in cross-cultural interactions between Native, European, and African peoples in early America. Her first project, Violent Appetites, is a history of scarcity in early America. Her second project, tentatively titled The Lives of Plants, explores plant agency and medicine in the Atlantic World. She is Director of the New Jersey Folk Festival. She teaches courses in early American studies, food studies, material culture, borderlands, and Native-European encounters. She received a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in American History from Harvard University, and a B.A. in English and American Literatures from Middlebury College.